WILL HE HIT TOPSP TOR WILL HE BE HUMBLED? Erratic Rory 10-3 to miss cut in Texas.
McIlroy is using the Houston gathering, which starts tomorrow afternoon, as his final tune-up for the first Major of the season, and the Northern Irishman desperately needs a positive outing to kickstart what has been a dismal 2013 campaign.
Tiger Woods took over at the top of the world rankings on Monday, but McIlroy can reclaim that status with victory in Humble, which is a general 10-1 chance. Rory is only 100-30 with Coral to miss the cut, though, which would provide a savage blow to morale 13 days before the Masters.
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